Verboticism: Sportuage

'We played our A-Game today! Luckily there were a lot of "a" words. '

DEFINITION: v., To speak in an inspirational but perhaps incomprehensible manner by stringing together a series of grunts and clichés. n., An inarticulate TV or radio, post-game interview, typically given by a panting, toothless, sweating, verbally-challenged, and hugely overpaid, athletic superstar.

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Inspirate

Created by: GeneralBeresford

Pronunciation: Inspi-rate

Sentence: When Glen was interviewed after the game he tried hard to explain how good it felt to win, but only managed to inspirate.

Etymology: Inspire + Irate = Inspirate

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COMMENTS:

good combo - porsche, 2008-02-05: 13:18:00

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Skiterbole

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: sky ter bowl ee

Sentence: Wayne treated the fans to a gasping, vacuous paragraph of skiterbole. Fortunately, their short attention spans allowed his undeservedly high reputation to stay intact.

Etymology: From Skite and Hyperbole

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COMMENTS:

petaj Was Wayne a skiterboy? sk8ter boy. - petaj, 2008-11-28: 04:05:00

nice word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-29: 14:45:00

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Rugbyisming

Created by: LegendDeer

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Donkingcoherence

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Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: don king co HEER ens

Sentence: The coach's donKingcoherence was legendary. Some of the things he said were so incomprehensible that they were quoted on "humorous sayings" websites. For example, "If we're gonna win, we gotta get more points, 'cause usually, when the other team wins, it's 'cause they got more points, and usually there is only one winner, so next time, we definitely gotta prob'ly try to get more points."

Etymology: Don King (flamboyant boxing promoter and motivational speaker, often noted for his unintentionally funny sayings) + incoherence

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COMMENTS:

Ha ha! Good word! - splendiction, 2010-04-22: 21:30:00

excellent word...and that hair! - Nosila, 2010-04-23: 01:06:00

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Sportled

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: sport-old

Sentence: The spokesportsman sportled a badinage of thisthat until he ran out of stupidendous chitchat.

Etymology: Sportled: a play on sports, oracle, and chortled. Stupidendous: a play on stupid and stupendous.

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Beefcant

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: beef/cant

Sentence: Once all the sports writers were present, the football hero rolled into his beefcant of all the wonderful things his team did on the field today.

Etymology: BEEFCANT - noun - from BEEFCAKE (men with muscular physiques) + CANT (to speak in a jargon, or secret language; to use phraseology particular to a group)

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or can't as in can't speak - great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-27: 09:15:00

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Jocktalk

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: jok tok

Sentence: Sammy Strap the local sports reporter was used to understanding jocktalk when teams were being interviewed after a game. He could understand hocktalk;golftalk;hooptalk;punttalk any other kind of stopclocktalk. But when he had to interview the Spelling Bee champs, he found they spoke annoyingly with vowel trouble, a term he later coined as irritable vowel syndrome.

Etymology: Jock (athlete) & Talk (verbal expression;conversation)

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Sportscat

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: sports - skat

Sentence: Bob led his team to a brilliantly executed final touchdown so, now for the sportscat.... "So, Bob, tell me how you executed that brilliant play leading up to your team's final touchdown." "Well, Bart, I sckibby deed da down on my right foot and started to do the scatty walk and bada run and getting ready to dibble de throw da ball. It was dooble da received and scatty touch da down."

Etymology: Sports (Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively) + Scat (Jazz singing in which improvised, meaningless syllables are sung to a melody,vocal improvisation with random vocables and syllables or without words at all.)

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terrific word - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-27: 13:19:00

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Paloologue

Created by: loxhobabl

Pronunciation: pa-loo-log

Sentence: I wish ESPN would invite translators for the paloologue after the boxing match is over.

Etymology: palooka, -logue

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Gumbyism

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation: Gum-bee-ism

Sentence: After competing in the "Twit of the Year" competition, the former brain specialist and Britain's leading Gumbyist, Mr. Arnold Poutee, proudly banged his winning brick medal against his head and gave a rousing speech, filled with fluent Gumbyism's. Making everyone say "My Brain Hurts"

Etymology: Gumbyism: Obscure origin, originally thought to derive from an overly flexible green animated character of children's television. Now claimed for a popular booted, sweatered and hankie'd character from a British television show dealing with snakes.

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great sentence - bookowl, 2008-02-04: 15:57:00

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